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Mystery Celeb Negotiating Herpes Settlement

5/13/2011 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with the mystery celebrity herpes lawsuit tell TMZ ... the lawyer for the person who allegedly contracted herpes during a Las Vegas romp has been negotiating a financial settlement with the celeb.  And, by the way, the incident DID NOT OCCUR ON APRIL 1.

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Our sources say before the lawsuit was filed, attorney Keith Davidson contacted the celebrity's rep and began negotiating a settlement, but the amount was "way too low" for the plaintiff.  We're told Davidson then decided to file the lawsuit "as a warning shot across the bow."

After the suit was filed, our sources say negotiations have continued and the celeb has upped the settlement ante, although the parties are still far apart.

TMZ broke the story ... Davidson filed the suit on behalf of an unnamed plaintiff, claiming the celeb -- also unnamed -- assured the plaintiff before having sex that he was herpes-free.  The suit claims the celeb gave the plaintiff herpes.

Now get this ... TMZ has learned the alleged sexual encounter occurred LONG BEFORE APRIL 1, 2011.  The suit claims the incident occurred "on or before April 1."  We're told the actual incident occurred many months before April 1, but attorney Davidson intentionally put April 1 so reporters would not begin speculating who was in Vegas and who might be the culprit.

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stefani    

You forgot to mention in the papers it states both parties are MALE.

1158 days ago
32.

VictoriaGirl    

A lawsuit basically saying if you dont pay $20 million dollars or we will release your name? How is this NOT extortion and therefore illegal?

1158 days ago
33.

Stiletto    

So...John Travolta and...?

1158 days ago
34.

Travis    

I wonder if the mystery celeb is married? This would turn into such a big scandal if his wife has herpes now then she would put his face on that cheaterville site and we would finally know who this guy celeb is

1158 days ago
35.

EmilyM    

I personally think she was hoping for a baby (if it is a woman). Why else would she be so willing to have unprotected sex with him? She got more then she bargained for, and I hope she thinks it was worth it.

1158 days ago
36.

Dee    

It's not Charlie Sheen - read the paperwork - this is not about a man and a woman but two guys. Sheen is a big ole man whore but he's into women. Someone is hiding in a closet and would like to stay thee. I'm thinking a certain brother is on the down low, ya know?

1158 days ago
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stefani    

paragraph #48 “In engaging in sexual relations with Plaintiff without advising him of his infection with herpes, Defendant breached…”

It is not charlie sheen it is 2 GUYS

1158 days ago
38.

BBrown918    

Is it a crime, when they had some time, and what's up with this FINE!

Question is...I guess they must have been together long enough to drop the bomb on the other! I thought people with herpes can control it with meds and that there are only certain times of the month that it flares up? Shouldn't she have been more aware of her partner?

Well, I KNOW I am herpes/STD free! Always protect yourself, and keep in shape/fit. I work out...take my Citruaid 2x a day to help on my muscle fatigue and endurance...and wear protection at all time!

Do we now pay for after the effect stupidity!?

1158 days ago
39.

TorontoWoman    

Stiletto,

Herpes is not a reportable disease. The CDC doesn't keep track. Why? Don't know, but my guess is that it's just too common. Listing, and keeping track of 20-25% of the population? For their entire lifetime? Too much work. I think they mainly keep track of diseases that need to be cured/treated in people. With herpes, nothing can really be done...other than symptomatic treatment. And apparently, because it's a skin virus, it's not taken as seriously as diseases that can harm you, kill you, or make you sterile/infertile. Just my two cents....

1158 days ago
40.

Sammie    

Anyone who has unprotected sex, even if they ask a partner if they are "clean" or not, deserve what they get. How many men are upset because a woman SAID she was on birth control, but wasn't, and now she is getting child support. How many times have you heard "but she said she was on the pill" Even if she was, sometimes they don't work. Protection is a two way street. Until you really know the person, and are into a real relationship, protect, protect, protect. If you don't want a disease, protect.....if you don't want children, protect. Grow up people

1158 days ago
41.

Lori    

stefani 4 minutes ago

paragraph #48 “In engaging in sexual relations with Plaintiff without advising him of his infection with herpes, Defendant breached…”

It is not charlie sheen it is 2 GUYS
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You're forgetting CHUCKLES love's the TRANNY Porn...so it just might be!

1158 days ago
42.

Sammie    

Still say it's Sheen. Put up a poll, TMZ! Pleeeeeeeze?

1158 days ago
43.

Bwahaha    

Two dudes, huh? My money's on Lady Gaga being one of them. She did just break up w/ her BF...

1158 days ago
44.

Sammie    

Old school uses the word he for either sex........

1158 days ago
45.

Superman    

That settles it for me.....it's Charlie Sheen!! The April 1st date was off to me because of the drug-testing and trying to get child custody. But, this is in line with Charlie being strung-out back several months ago and getting fired from "2 1/2 Men".

BTW, yesterday, I came across a recent California court case where a 77-year-old multi-millionaire and founder of a line of hair-care products had to pay some woman $4.3 million because he didn't tell her that he had herpes and the court rejected his appeal. So, you know Charlie is going to pay-up in a settlement to save face.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/payout_over_herpes_bj4PkCP6S9pd4TfmRGv31L

1158 days ago
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